The lighthouse at Formentor, Mallorca

The background shows sidewalk tiles - "rajoles" - that pave the sidewalks throughout Barcelona. They were designed by architect Puig i Cadafalch for the entryway of a home. Since 1915, they have been used by the city to pave sidewalks, and have become emblematic of the city. One of the city's most famous chocolatiers, Enric Rovira, produces chocolate bars in the shape and design of these tiles.

Monday, June 25, 2012

"Last" Concilio

Today was our last zone leader council! In addition to the regular agenda, we made a special excursion to the Columbus statue and the old royal palace where Columbus gave his report on the his voyage of discovery to Ferdinand and Isabella. This is the PowerPoint we viewed before the visit to the sites.
Christopher Columbus
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Pedastal of the Columbus Statue in Barcelona. The statue was dedicated on the 400th anniversary of the discovery of America.

Zone Leaders and Ayudantes at the Columbus statue.

We were fortunate to find Columbus on Las Ramblas. Is that land ahead?!

On the steps of the old Royal Palace where Ferdinand and Isabella received Columbus following his voyage of discovery.

In the palace plaza. Columbus and his entourage - including caged parrots and six Indians - entered this plaza in April 1493.

The Palace. The three windows (each of three panes) mark the royal dining hall where Columbus gave the official report of his voyage to the Kings.

Waiting at the light at the top of the Ramblas. What an impressive group!
Following our "field trip" we returned to the mission home to conclude our concilio with an open discussion among zone leaders. Parents, you can be very proud of your sons. I wish you could sit in on one of these meetings and see for yourself the spiritual maturity of these remarkable young leaders. The future of the mission and the Church is in good hands!

1 comment:

  1. Thank you, Pres. & Sis. Clark Hinckley for leading, guiding, inspiring, and taking care of the missionaries in the Spain Barcelona Mission!:) Elder Justin Mathews certainly learned from the best! <3

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